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Tombstone Canyon -- Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.
Tombstone Canyon -- Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.

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Director:
Writers:
Claude Rister (story)
Earle Snell (continuity)
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Release Date:
25 December 1932 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Packing a long-barreled Colt and a dynamite wallop, Ken Mason rides herd on a desperate gang in the lone gulch. See more »
Plot:
Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ken Maynard ... Ken Mason
Cecilia Parker ... Jenny Lee (as Cecelia Parker)
Sheldon Lewis ... Matt Daley (The Phantom)
Frank Brownlee ... Alf Sykes
Jack Clifford ... Newt
George Gerwing ... Clem Sykes (as Geo. Gerwing)
Lafe McKee ... Colonel Lee
Edward Peil Sr. ... Sheriff Mort Langly (scenes deleted)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Baldra ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Sheriff Mort Langly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Townsman Discussing Reward (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Deputy Jess (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Jones ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Barfly with Bar Girl (uncredited)
Johnny Luther ... Musician / Barfly (uncredited)
Bud McClure ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Townsman Wanting Reward (uncredited)
Bill Patton ... Bill (uncredited)
Pascale Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bud Pope ... Gambler (uncredited)
Tarzan ... Tarzan (uncredited)
Robert Walker ... Skeeter (uncredited)
Blackjack Ward ... Captive in Cave (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... Gunman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alan James 
 
Writing credits
Claude Rister (story)

Earle Snell (continuity)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... producer
Burt Kelly .... producer
William Saal .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
David Berg  (as Dave Berg)
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph M. DeLacy (settings) (as Ralph DeLacy)
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Coleman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hans Weeren .... sound supervisor
 
Stunts
Art Dillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunt double: Ken Maynard (uncredited)
Bill Patton .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Pope .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Val Burton .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.W. Hammons .... presenter
 

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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (certificate #3105)

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Good Pre-Code Ken Maynard Western, 26 August 2007
Author: John W Chance (Chance2000esl@yahoo.com) from San Francisco, California

Although many Ken Maynard features are noted for their lack of believability in the story telling, there was something about his on screen presence that makes us watch him -- he just comes off as the 'real thing.' You could see it in the way he would instinctively pat or interact with his horse(!!) and delivering such dialog to the heroine as, "Miss Jenny, you spill a kinda mean loop yourself. You've got me just as good as throwed and hog tied already." To which Jenny replies, "That makes me awfully happy, Ken." Woo! they don't make movies like this any more!

This one is thoroughly enjoyable and has a touch of mysterious creepiness. "The Phantom," dressed all in black with a bat-like cape, inhabits Tombstone Canyon, where he picks off with a shotgun various hands of the Lazy S ranch. Ken shows up there on his way to find out the identity of his father, but gets involved with Jenny Lee (Cecelia Parker) at her father's ranch branding and 'dehorning' cattle.

For more of Cecelia before her Andy Hardy movies, check out the serial "The Lost Jungle" (1934) and the John Wayne "Riders of Destiny" (1933).

The Western elements all build quickly; in fact, it begins with Ken being ambushed in the Canyon by an unknown gang. Then we swiftly get fist fights, the romance ("Let's go get the ring!"), Ken being framed and jailed for murder, and shoot outs in Tombstone Canyon. There's one too many visits to Tombstone Canyon, and the final hunt down for Ken there goes too slowly.

But then we have a great action finale with 'The Phantom,' Alf Sykes, his son and Ken all fighting or hanging off the highest cliff while Jenny and her father's men speed to the rescue with Ken's horse 'Tarzan.'

A good 1930s western, mainly because of Ken Maynard.

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